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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.

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Salary gap narrows for in-house lawyers

A report released earlier this month reveals that the earnings gap between lawyers working in-house in US corporations and private firms has continued to narrow. The findings are contained in US consultants Altman Weil Pensa’s Law Department Compensation Benchmarking Survey, which has been conducted annually since 1974. According to the report, almost one in 10 […]

Sinagapore's Chor Pee & Co divides

LEADING Singapore firm Chor Pee & Company has split up following a management dispute between the partners. The 28-fee-earner firm broke into two camps following the dispute and auditors from Deloitte & Touche have been called in to establish who owns what. Lim Chor Pee, one of the founders of the firm, has become managing […]

Powell takes over at 2 Crown Office Row

John Powell QC has been elected unopposed as the new head of chambers at 2 Crown Office Row. He will take over from Rupert Jackson QC. The chambers has a policy of electing a new head every three years in order to share the workload. Powell, who specialises in fraud and professional services negligence litigation, […]

Law Society backs Police Bill changes

The Law Society and the Bar Council have offered their backing for amendments to the Police Bill tabled by the Labour Party which are designed to preserve legal privilege. The move follows a flurry of lobbying from the legal profession. The proposed amendment, drafted with help from the Law Society, states that surveillance of normal […]

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